A voice said..

 

 

Dragged up in back streets

This  working class kid  made good

In  learning and position

I had the job, the money, the status, more money

I was ready…

A voice said

you are not dinner party material!

 

I cried

whined:

The further education?

The aspirations?

The witty repartee?

The middle class accent?

The money?

A voice said

you are not dinner party material!

 

 

Paul Blackburn
Illustration Nick Victor


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2 Responses to A voice said..

  1. alec martin says:

    This is one of the most poignant pieces I have read.I am in tears right now

  2. Dave Morgan says:

    You could have name checked the voice. Always loved that line….. and so true.

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